Judy Greer in talks to star in new “Halloween” film.
According to an exclusive report from Deadline, Greer, star of War of the Planet of the Apes and 2015’s Jurassic World, would play Karen Strode, the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode.
In the director’s seat is David Gordon Green – director of 2008’s Pineapple Express – who also co-wrote the screenplay with Danny McBride.
In a recent tweet, Curtis confirmed her involvement in the new Halloween movie.
“Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later,” Curtis tweeted. “Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween.”
Haddonfield is the name of the town which becomes Michael’s killing ground – following his escape from an asylum – in the first Halloween. Throughout his rampage, Michael, who stabbed his sister to death, is relentlessly pursued by Dr. Loomis – a psychiatrist who spent seven years trying to reach Michael and another seven years keeping him locked up because he understood that what lived behind the boy’s eyes was pure evil.
Curtis, who went on to star in horror pics Prom Night, Terror Train and Carpenter’s The Fog, revisited Laurie in Halloween 11 and Halloween: H20, released in 1981 and 1998 respectively, and last played the character in 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection.
The new movie’s plot is secret, but we can reveal that Carpenter – who serves as executive producer – will be working alongside Jason Blum, the man responsible for Paranormal Activity, Get Out and a host of other terror titles.
Release date is currently set for 19 October 2018.